Many of Dolphy’s fans want to see a proposal from a lawmaker that will bestow him the National Artist award.
They say that before anyone gets that distinctive honor, it should be the king of comedy first, before Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos.
Dolphy has been in the industry for so long and he has achieved a lot. But politics will get in the way again.
In July 2009, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo named Carlo J. Caparas as one of seven National Artist of the Philippines, under the new category of ‘Visual Arts and Film.’
But there’s still have a pending petition before the Supreme Court against Caparas, who they believe isn’t worthy of the award and it must be resolved first before giving away a new National Artist trophy.